There's no question this must be excruciatingly difficult on the entire family.
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Awwww! It's so funny when a big animal like this starts playing!
They remind us more of big doggies than wild African animals or something.
This guy went from leather tank to playful pup and all it took was a little rain!
We could seriously just watch this guy gallop around his enclosure all day.
The rain makes him so happy, like a giddy little kid, dancing around in puddles.
We wish we could join him without getting trampled or mauled to death.
Oh well, guess we'll just settle for watching the video (above) on repeat, check it out!!
Zoo Basel is Switzerland has a brand new baby rhino running around their enclosure!
31-year-old Indian Rhinoceros Ellora gave birth to her male calf Kiran, a cutie baby who was born weighing 150-pounds and standing 2.1-feet-tall!!
The zoo took an inneresting approach to the birth, doing two very unconventional but natural things.
This was the first rhino birth in European that took place in front of an older sibling. Normally, when a rhino gives birth in captivity, the siblings are moved to a different location for the calf's safety.
But Kiran's older sister Henna, though uneasy at first, took an eventual liking to her little brother after being by Ellora's side during the birth.
The other new tactic used was
This is absolutely incredible!
While shooting footage of a wild black rhino for Discovery Channel's upcoming show Man, Cheetah, Wild, wildlife photographer Kim Wolhuter (a man) got a little too close for comfort.
When less than 40 yards away from the hulking beast, it noticed him filming it and charged!
That must've been absolutely terrifying! We guess rhinos hate paparazzi as much as some celebs do! LOLz!
But seriously, this rhino faced off with Kim, and they both stood their ground.
Even after several fake charges, Kim didn't run.
So, does the rhino eventually back down? Or does Kim get skewered?!
Check out the video (above) and find out!!
A little baby Black Rhino calf has finally made his public debut at Lincoln Park Zoo!!
His name is King Harris, named after a Lincoln Park Zoo supporter and member of the Board of Trustees.
The little King is so cute and part of an endangered species so he's extra ahmayzing!
He was the first one born at the zoo in 24 years!! The baby is already growing at a crazy rate, having gone from 60-pounds to 130 in about a month. These rhinos are being poached out of existence so we're so so so glad this little guy is healthy, trotting around his enclosure with his mama.
He's so freakin' CUTEEEEE!
Check out the video (above) to see the little cutie exploring the zoo!
This is incrediballs!!
Black rhinos are CRITICALLY endangered!
So the fact that a baby was just born into captivity is absolutely ahmayzing!!
A baby black rhino was just born at the Lincoln Park Zoo last week and is the first black rhino born there since 1989.
The little baby is currently bonding with his mama.
The zoo's curator of mammals said:
Omg!!! Jamil, a 9-month-old greater one-horned rhino, is SUPER cute!!
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, in Bedfordshire, England, is preparing for their Little Creatures family festival!
There will be interactive storytelling, outdoor theater, arts and crafts and a whole zoo of over 200 species of animals to see!
Jamil was having a great time getting ready for the festival, playing with a ball, running around his enclosure with his mama, Behan.
The ball is filled with treats, so not only does he have fun, he gets snacks too!!
He's one lucky rhino!
One of the zoo keepers said:
"Like all youngsters Jamil is exceptionally inquisitive, so we're constantly looking for different ways to keep him and the rest of the herd fit and active. Young rhinos especially enjoy things they can rub on and push around, so we’re expecting his brightly colored balls to be very popular."
Aww! They're such caring zoo keepers!
Jamil is one lucky little guy!
We're about to charter a plane to London just to go see this cutie!!
Check out some more pics (below) of the cutie rhino!
[Image via Mavrix Online.]